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Festival line-up update – 26 Jan 2011

By | Published on Wednesday 26 January 2011


DOUR, Belgium, 14-17 Jul: Jump around! No, seriously. House Of Pain are the first act announced on the bill at this EFA-elected best medium-sized Euro festival. Providing backup to the jumpy hip hop legends, as if they needed it, will be The Amplifetes and German band Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar.

DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, 10-12 Jun: The latest wave of acts to hit this summer’s Download bill includes Korn, Pendulum (headlining the Other Stage), Thin Lizzy and Alter Bridge. Alice Cooper, Danzig, GWAR, Bullet For My Valentine and a host of other rowdy rock and metal talent will also join line-up supremos System Of A Down and Linkin Park.

HIGH VOLTAGE, Victoria Park, London, 23-24 Jul: Jethro Tull and Caravan are to play the prog stage at the classic rock two dayer, which will also feature an exhibition of Evil Knievel memorabilia. Playing alongside already-confirmed main stage headliners Judas Priest and Dream Theater will be Spock’s Beard, Michael Schenker Group and Black Country Communion.

HMV NEXT BIG THING, various venues, London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, 4-13 Feb: And So I Watch You From Afar and Chilly Gonzales are both newly confirmed from HMV’s multi-city new talent fest. Sound Of Rum, Harrys Gym, David E Sugar and many more are also slated to appear. Shows by hotly-tipped Claire Macguire, Anna Calvi, Jessie J, James Blake and Dutch Uncles, Sunday Girl amongst others are all already sold out, sorry.

MELT!, Gräfenhainichen, Dessau, Germany, 15-17 Jul: Organisers of this German fest yesterday confirmed they too would be getting a set from the reuniting Pulp this summer. Also on show will be Robyn, The Streets, Cut Copy, Boys Noize and Digitalism.

OUTLOOK, Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia, 1-4 Sep: Everyone’s favourite La Roux-scrambler Skream heads up the newest announcements for this Croatian soundsystem/dubstep celebration this year. Also bringing the basslines will be Benga, Barrington Levy, Hudson Mohawke, Pharoahe Monch, Kode 9 And Space Ape, Twinkle Brothers and too many others to possibly mention.

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